Keyword: Wearables



R&D: Wearables

A novel wearable for infants provides reliable assessment of motor abilities during early development. The smart jumpsuit, called MAIJU (Motor Assessment of Infants with a Jumpsuit), is a...

Supplements: Medical
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INSIDER: Medical

Polymer scientists have developed a starch-based polymer that makes it possible to create a fully biodegradable soft material for sensors. The resulting ‘Advanced Scalable Supersoft Elastic...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Intricon, a developer and manufacturer of medical devices powered by smart miniaturized electronics, has launched a new Biosensors Center of Excellence (CoE)....

Briefs: Materials
The next step in wearables is to shrink the size of the devices while offering more comfortable shapes and additional features and wireless communications capabilities.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have designed a transparent polymer film that conducts electricity as effectively as other commonly used materials, while also being flexible and easy to use at an industrial scale.
R&D: Materials
Researchers demonstrate that graphene can greatly improve electrical circuits required for wearable and flexible electronics such as smart health patches and other flexible devices.
Briefs: Wearables
Parkinson's Disease is the fastest-growing neurodegenerative condition in the world and affects 600,000 Americans yearly at a cost of $20 billion to the U.S. healthcare system.
News: Wearables

Movano Health, Pleasanton, CA, has announced successful preliminary results of its pivotal hypoxia trial, which was completed in conjunction with the...

INSIDER: Wearables

The next generation of wearable computing technology — for health and wellness, social interaction, and myriad other applications — will be even closer to the wearer than a watch or...

R&D: Wearables

Individuals who have limited hand function can control devices such as smartphones, computers, and wheelchairs by wearing a smart mouthguard. The novel bite-controlled optoelectronic system contains...

R&D: Wearables

A 3D printed light-sensing medical device is placed directly on the skin and gives real-time feedback to correlate light exposure with disease flareups. The device could help millions of people worldwide...

R&D: Medical

A new auditory sensor will be useful for healthcare devices that diagnose respiratory diseases. The skin-attachable device will also be useful as a sensor in microphones to...

From the Editor: Medical
The market for wearable sensors is expanding, and more people than ever before are turning to wearable sensors to monitor their activity levels.
Briefs: Energy
In order for wearables to be functional and practical, they need to have batteries that are stretchable and highly deformable.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A wearable vest system is designed to monitor heart failure patients in their home and detect when their condition is worsening. Such early detection of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF)...

Global Innovations: Wearables
Researchers have created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort.
INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers have embedded low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into t-shirts and face masks.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

On-skin medical sensors and wearable health devices must be flexible and ultrathin so they can move with the human body. Researchers demonstrated how an important component of the sensors...

INSIDER: Medical

A team of researchers used data from wearable devices to predict outcomes of treatment for depression on individuals who took part in a randomized clinical trial. They...

INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers and entrepreneurs have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, which resembles the human cornea. In a pilot study, the implant...

Features: Wearables
With potential in remote patient monitoring, diagnosis, and detection of disease, biosensors and wearable devices are gaining substantial interest.
INSIDER: Medical

Transdermal Diagnostics, a University of Bath spinout company, has invented a wearable patch that allows people with diabetes to painlessly monitor their blood glucose levels. The company has...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A wearable assistive robot can detect and prevent a fall before it happens, reducing the user’s risk of sustaining injuries. The robot can also be used to aid patients’ rehabilitation from...

R&D: Wearables

A team of researchers has demonstrated a battery-free, wireless biochemical sensor that detected the blood sugar — or glucose — humans excrete from their skin when they...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

R&D: Wearables

A new device, called MedSENS, measures various vital parameters from the ear canal. The instrument consists of a probe about the size of an ear plug, which contains innovative measuring sensors. It...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed an instrument that can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.

News: Wearables

Registration is now open for SAE Media Group's 2nd Annual Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference, taking place October 24–25, 2022, in Boston, MA. The 2022...

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